Inspired by yesterday’s absolutely awful weather, I went to go see that new movie Half Nelson playing at the Angelika. It’s kinda a depressing film, but Ryan Gosling is really fantastic in it. At first it was hard to believe he was supposed to be a teacher, since he looks so young (he’s only 25) and he looks like a freaking rock star, but as the movie progressed I totally believed him as the character and went along with suspending my disbelief. He’s totally this generation’s Sean Penn or Robert Downey Jr.–hopefully without the behavioral problems.
So immediately after watching Half Nelson I demanded to see The Notebook–a movie I have heard a lot about, but never actually seen despite the fact that I adore Rachel McAdams. Since I had just witnessed the full awesomeness of Gosling (sorry, but I really can’t remember his performance in Murder by Numbers), I had to see how doubly awesome Gosling + McAdams would be.
I curled up in bed and CRIED MY EYES OUT. I think I sobbed for the entire last 15 minutes of the movie, whimpering something like, “I CAN’T TAKE THE SWEETNESS!” It was such a tearjerker.
Oh and I <3 that Gosling and McAdams met on the set of The Notebook and then subsequentally fell in LOVEZ. <3 <3 <3. The two of them together are just a synergy of amazing talent. So much talent it blows my mind. And I don’t even care that they are Canadian!
Then when I got to work this morning I found a package on my desk with this sticker on the outside:
I just about started crying then and there. It was a package from V2 Records promoting one of their bands called, what else?, GOSLING. How often is it that you go through a Ryan Gosling marathon and then see a sticker with his last name on it the morning after? It was like a sign from God, although I’m not sure what the sign is supposed to mean…
Well now’s a good time to have you guys listen to one of my favorite clips from the Chris Evans show on Radio 2. On it, you can hear Tom from McFly talking about the time he caught Danny and Dougie McFly up watching The Notebook. It’s pretty hilarious. I love Tom’s impression of Danny’s Mancunian accent.